[A-List] UN peacekeepers fire on protesters in Haiti; 2 killed, 4 wounded: witnesses
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Mon Feb 13 14:33:20 MST 2006
UN peacekeepers fire on protesters in Haiti; 2 killed, 4 wounded: witnesses
Published: February 13, 2006
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- UN peacekeepers opened fire Monday on Haitians
protesting election results, killing at least one and wounding four,
witnesses said as flaming roadblocks paralyzed the capital.
Hundreds of screaming demonstrators elsewhere stormed into an upscale
hotel housing an electoral office in the hills above Port-au-Prince and
helicopters landed on the roof to evacuate guests.
Associated Press journalists saw the body of a man in the street in the
Tabarre neighbourhood, a T-shirt bearing the image of leading candidate
Rene Preval soaked in blood.
Witnesses said Jordanian UN peacekeepers opened fire on them, killing
two and wounding four. The body of the second victim was not at the scene.
Protesters have alleged the electoral commission is manipulating the
vote count to prevent leading candidate Rene Preval, a one-time protege
of ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, from winning a first-round
victory in this battered and poor Caribbean country.
© The Canadian Press 2006
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